Lower East Side Links

–A state Supreme Court judge hands resident groups a significant legal victory in their fight to stop several new mega-towers from being built along the Lower East Side waterfront. [Curbed]

–Another take on the judge’s ruling in the Two Bridges lawsuits. [City Limits]

–Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou faces a challenge from political newcomer Grace Lee, who’s raising a lot of money. [Gothamist]

–A huge mural has been painted in memory of Kobe Bryant at M.S. 131 on Hester Street. [New York Post]

–See the finished mural, via East Village Walls. [Instagram]

–A new production at Abrons Arts Center, “has turned Molly Brown into a human exclamation mark. The production is simultaneously busy and lifeless — a feat of sorts, if not a desirable one.”  [New York Times]

–Christo, Tompkins Square Park’s resident male hawk, was rescued from between two buildings on East 7th Street. [EV Grieve]

–The “potato chip mountain” at Ernesto’s might be the viral dish of the moment, but that does not mean that you should order it. [New York Post]